A beautiful morning at Fort Desoto out on the beach.
Watching all of the big boats go by, wondering about that life at sea. I recently started following a guy who pilots the big boats in and out of Tampa bay on Instagram. It’s cool to see his pictures from the boat. I bet he has some great stories to tell. You can find him at Tampabaypilot.
It’s always fun to see the dolphins swimming around the fishing pier and the little terns diving for fish.
The cactus all over the park are blooming.
Brett and I spent a Sunday morning in April just hanging out on the beach. With work, chores and family we don’t get there as much as we use to.
Things along the trail from our car to the beach.
Out on the beach, it was a perfect quiet morning in late August. We get there early before it gets too hot and crowded.
The water was crystal clear but warm. This was before the red tide had brought dead sea life to the beach, the calm before the storm. I was traveling light this morning so all above were taken with my phone.
“Don’t go in there” said the lizard. “I had beans for lunch.”
Even the cactus were looking crispy from lack of rain.
On the fishing pier, the pelican stole the fish from the cormorant.
Flyby on the pier.
Cormorant with an itch.
Rush hour traffic in the gulf.
It was a windy morning so the kiteboarders were out.
I spent an early Saturday morning looking for a smooth billed ani. I eventually found it but while I was looking around the crazy Nanday parakeets came flying into a tree near the area. I could hearing them screaming as they were flying in from across the field.
I walked over near the tree and these three above were busy preening each other. I guess three’s not a crowd.
Some of theme were hanging around.
Off in the distance I could see birds out on a sandbar.
The field near the parakeets were full of cactus.
More on the smooth billed ani later.
Lots of pretty things at Bok Tower Gardens in April.
Sitting under a big tree, waiting for the birds to land.
A view of the carillon tower at Bok Tower in central Florida.